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Exploring the contributions of self-efficacy and test anxiety to gender differences in assessments
written by Jared B. Stang, Emily Altiere, Joss Ives, and Patrick J. Dubois
The observed performance difference between women and men on assessments in physics-the "gender gap"-is a significant and persistent inequity which has broad implications for the participation of women in physics. Research also shows that gender-based inequities extend to affective measures, such as self-efficacy. In this exploratory study, we report on gender disparities in self-efficacy and test anxiety and their relationship to assessment scores in our active-learning introductory physics course. Overall, gender-based differences in favour of men are observed in all our measures, with women having lower scores on measures associated with success (self-efficacy and assessment scores) and a higher score on a possibly detrimental affective factor (test anxiety). Using a multiple regression model-selection process to explore which measures may explain end-of-course Force Concept Inventory (FCI) and final exam scores, we find that the best fitting models include FCI pretest and self-efficacy as predictors, but do not include test anxiety.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 497-502
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Methods
- Sample Population
= Gender
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Metadata instance created August 27, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Stang, E. Altiere, J. Ives, and P. Dubois, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15532&DocID=5380).
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J. Stang, E. Altiere, J. Ives, and P. Dubois, Exploring the contributions of self-efficacy and test anxiety to gender differences in assessments, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15532&DocID=5380>.
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Stang, J., Altiere, E., Ives, J., & Dubois, P. (2020, July 22-23). Exploring the contributions of self-efficacy and test anxiety to gender differences in assessments. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved November 28, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15532&DocID=5380
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Stang, J, E. Altiere, J. Ives, and P. Dubois. "Exploring the contributions of self-efficacy and test anxiety to gender differences in assessments." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15532&DocID=5380 (accessed 28 November 2021).
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Stang, Jared B., Emily Altiere, Joss Ives, and Patrick J. Dubois. "Exploring the contributions of self-efficacy and test anxiety to gender differences in assessments." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 497-502 of PER Conference. 28 Nov. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15532&DocID=5380>.
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